December 15, 2017

First National Newcastle supports Hunter Medical Research Institute to improve community wellbeing

We are proud to announce the donation of $20,000 to Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). The money was donated as a result of our Spring Fling Auction Campaign and I was honoured to present the final cheque to HMRI Director Professor Michael Nilsson on Friday.

It is the second year running that First National Newcastle City have proudly donated $20,000 to HMRI. As a local small business, we are extremely pleased that we can give back to such an important organisation.


November 30, 2017

Christmas & New Year 2017: Office Closure Information

We wish to advise you of our office closure dates over the Christmas/New Year period from 1.00pm on Saturday 23rd December 2017, and our office will reopen at 9.00am on Monday 8th January 2018.

Our message service will be taking our messages during this time and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.


Rental Payments:
Please ensure all rental payments are still made...


November 22, 2017

What's next for the Newcastle market?

As Real Estate agents, we are lucky to have a bit of an insider’s view of trends and patterns in the market. We want to share this great information with you so that you have all the knowledge you need when deciding your next property move. Throughout my 25 years’ experience in the industry, I have seen all different market trends, but like everyone, I also have my own insights into the future of the Newcastle Market. Here are my...


September 22, 2017

Come join First National Newcastle for our annual Spring Fling!

Following the success of last year's Spring Fling, we are proud to announce we will be doing it all again this October. Unlike last year's one-off acution event, this Spring Fling will span the month of October.

A portion of the money that we raise during our Spring Fling auctions will be donated to Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). HMRI is a world-class institute that strives to prevent, treat and defeat serious illnessses. It is a privilege to donate the money...


August 20, 2017

August Market Trends

If you thought that the real estate market cools off in Winter, think again! Despite being in one of the coldest and darkest months of the year, things have been busy here at First National Newcastle City.

We have seen a strong surge of first home buyers in the under $650k market after the stamp duty laws were changed on the first of July. We have also witnessed a growing interest in and around Mayfield. Another trend that has made our...


August 05, 2017

Diez Apartments in Mayfield now 75% sold!

We are so excited to announce our Diez apartments are now 75% sold!

It has been a privelege to work with Whitehead Property Group on this new and exciting residential project in thriving Mayfield. 

Watch our video of why Mayfield is growing and what is so special about the Diez Apartments below:

Diez, Mayfield

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions

Warm regards, 

George Rafty and Luke Murdoch


June 16, 2017

A word about self-congratulating awards

I'm not sure if you have seen the occasional real estate award mentioned in one of our social media channels. We have had a discussion in our team in terms of how and whether we communicate the achievements. We have honestly been torn. This is why. 


Awards, a form of self-congratulations?

I ran into some colleagues from another industry recently. We started talking about industry awards. The group was divided on the topic. Some said awards...


May 31, 2017

What to see this weekend

Are you in the market for a new home, or simply want to keep an eye on what is happening at the moment? First National Newcastle City keeps you up to date with what you can look at and what is coming up for auction this weekend.

Hamilton South

3 bed I 2 bath I 2 car

123a Jenner Parade, Hamilton South. Auction Sun June 4th at 11am. 


A stylish Palm Springs-style single level home...


May 07, 2017

Top 3 tips when you look for your property manager

Did you know that a property manager can be the maker or breaker of a relationship between a property investor and a tenant? We spoke to Cath Simpson and Kathryn Macansh about what you should look for in your next property manager. 

Their top 3 tips:

1. Look for a property manager who understands you and your property.

2. Seek out a property manager who has a thorough understanding of relevant legislation.

3. Experience...


April 07, 2017

Easter and property

Can you believe we have arrived at the school holidays already? Next week will see many of us hunting around for Easter eggs.  

I thought I'd take this opportunity to give a brief view of what we expect the market to do over the holidays and share some of the properties we are proud to represent over the coming period. 

George Rafty

Easter - do people think property?

We have had a busy few weeks leading...


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